ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2012) - LexisNexis® Risk Solutions today announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide residency management solutions for the Massachusetts Health Insurance Connector Authority (Health Connector). LexisNexis now leverages its identity management solutions to verify the residency information of certain individuals seeking to participate in the exchange.
"All states face the challenge of health care fraud; initiatives such as the Health Connector and other exchanges serve as the front line for secure and efficient access to health care services," said Clint Fuhrman, Director of Government Health Care Programs, LexisNexis. "LexisNexis Identity Management Solutions enable the Health Connector to verify that individuals applying for the program are residents of Massachusetts -- a vital component to detecting and preventing fraud and improper utilization of the system."
Massachusetts law requires that most residents 18 years of age or older purchase health insurance. Under the contract, LexisNexis will provide residency verification of individuals applying for an unsubsidized Health Connector program -- Commonwealth Choice. Specifically, LexisNexis will leverage its data analytics and linking technology solutions to verify the applicant's residence.
"LexisNexis is honored to have been selected as the first company to provide real-time, online residency proofing solutions for the health care market in Massachusetts," said Fuhrman. "We look forward to working with the Health Connector team to implement solutions that improve the efficiency of the exchange."
For more information, please visit LexisNexis on the web at http://www.lexisnexis.com/risk/hc-identity-management.aspx.
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Our health care solutions assist payers, providers and integrators with ensuring appropriate access to health care data and programs, enhancing disease management contact ratios, improving operational processes, and proactively combating fraud, waste and abuse across the continuum.